Dan Hawkins

Founder & CEO

After a successful corporate career, Dan founded Summit Leadership Partners to help growth-oriented companies and business leaders scale and improve performance. Since forming Summit, he has advised numerous boards, investors, CEOs, and senior leaders in a myriad of industries across the globe.

Dan brings 25+ years of proven success as Chief Human Resources Officer, Global HR Vice President, and other senior leadership roles with high performing global companies, including Asurion, Ingersoll Rand, MagneTek, and Hoechst Celanese.

He holds a BA in psychology and management from Clemson University and an MA in I/O psychology from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has also completed post-graduate studies in executive coaching, is a Board Certified Executive Coach (BCC), and has authored and presented numerous topics on leadership, organization change, strategy, leading in global contexts, and strategic talent management.